The key fashion moment of Milan Fashion Week so far was the 40th anniversary Emporio Armani show on Thursday, a rich and varied collection that was followed by a brand retrospective opening in Armani Silos.
The group born of the merger between communication agency Karla Otto and events company K2 has bought a majority stake in the famous Parisian production house, for 30 years the brains behind fashion’s top catwalk shows.
September’s Paris Fashion Week will feature a total of 92 houses, as Paul Smith and Raf Simons return, and scores of brands plan physical shows on the calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
And the Sports Direct growth story continues. Fresh from announcing a major retail push into Europe and a “trail-blazing” remodelled store in London, the UK sportswear chain has also opened a new flagship in Leicester.